Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A
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- Chemical Called Cocaine, A
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Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986
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Cocaine, long thought to be merely a "recreational" drug, is now known to have profound biological effects on the mind and body. BODYWATCH looks at cocaine's impact on the brain's pleasure centers and at how the drug constricts the blood vessels and speeds up the heart beat -- sometimes enough to cause heart attack. The program also examines the latest research being used to develop new therapies to fight cocaine addiction.
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- Chicago: “Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A,” 04/24/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4E6B3769B984AC3ADD19ADD538706A5.
- MLA: “Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A.” 04/24/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4E6B3769B984AC3ADD19ADD538706A5>.
- APA: Bodywatch; Chemical Called Cocaine, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4E6B3769B984AC3ADD19ADD538706A5